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President, July 2004-Present
Professor, Department of Political Science, 2004-Present
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Dean and Lucy G. Moses Professor of Law (1996-2004)
Subjects Taught (since 1983): Corporate Finance, International Corporate Finance, International Economic Law, International Trade, Human Rights, International Law, Privacy, Torts
President, Columbia Community Services, a charitable organization at Columbia which raises funds from Columbia University faculty and employees for the benefit of neighborhood organizations which provide needed services.
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Jean Monnet Visiting Professor
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Professor of Law and Director, International Legal Studies Program
CLEARY, GOTTLIEB, STEEN & HAMILTON
Associate specializing in corporate practice
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UCLA SCHOOL OF LAW
Acting Assistant Professor of Law (Teaching Torts)
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JUDGE SHIRLEY M. HUFSTEDLER
Law clerk, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
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HARVARD LAW SCHOOL
J.D. magna cum laude, 1979.
Sears Prize (given to the two students receiving the highest averages in the first year class).
President, Harvard Law Review (Volume 92).
B.A. summa cum laude, 1976. Major: History and Science.
Thesis: "Hermann Kolbe and the Structural Theory of Organic Chemistry: A Case Study in Scientific Opposition"
Council on Foreign Relations
Commission on Federal Election Reform (2005-06, co-chaired by President Jimmy Carter and Secretary James Baker)
National Commission on the War Powers (2007-08, co-chaired by Secretary Warren Christopher and Secretary James Baker)
National Security Higher Education Advisory Board
Greater Houston Partnership (Executive Committee)
BioHouston (Board of Directors)
Harvard Law School Visiting Committee (2004-2010)
Internet2 Board of Trustees (2010-)
KIPP Foundation (National Board of Directors)
IMAX Corporation (Board of Directors)
Jacobs University Bremen (Board of Directors)
Member of Delegation led by Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings to Japan, Korea and China (2006)
Recipient: Commandeur de l'Ordre National du Mérite [awarded by Government of France and presented by Ambassador of France to the United States]; Wm. Penn Charter School Alumni Award of Merit; Honorary Degree from Nankai University (Tianjin, China); International Executive of the Year awarded by Greater Houston Partnership; Distinguished Friend of China award presented by Chinese Civic Center of Greater Houston Chinese Community
Selected Activities before becoming President of Rice University:
American Association of Law Schools (Nomination Committee, 2003)
American Bar Association (member, Standards Review Committee)
American Law Deans Association (Board of Directors)
American Law Institute (ex officio)
American Society of International Law
Associationof the Bar of the City of New York(formerly on the Committee on International Affairs)
Foundation Press (Editorial Board)
New York State Judicial Institute on Professionalism in the Law.
Bar admissions: Hawaii (inactive), New York, Pennsylvania inactive).
Linkage, 96 Amer. J. Int'l Law 621 (2002).
Regulatory Discrimination in Domestic United States Law: A Model for the GATS? (OECD paper 2002).
The Philosophy of Legal Education, 19 Nihon Univ. J. Comp. L. 115 (2002).
Human Rights (Foundation Press 1999) (with Henkin, Neuman and Orentlicher).
Mutual Recognition: Structure, Problems and Prospects (OECD paper 1997).
Harmonization: A Theoretical Framework, Canadian Business Law Journal (1996).
Lying Down with Procrustes: An Analysis of Harmonization Claims, in Bhagwati and Hudec (eds.), Fair Trade and Harmonization (MIT Press 1996).
Implementing the Uruguay Round in the United States , in Jackson and Sykes (eds.), Implementing the Uruguay Round ( Oxford University Press, 1997).
An Overview of the Uruguay Round Results, Aktuelle Juristische Praxis, 9/95, p. 1137 (1995), and 34 Columbia J. Transnational Law 11 (1995).
Non-tariff Trade Barriers: Technical Barriers to Trade, in Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research, Conference Series No. Workshop on the Multilateral Trade Negotiations of GATT (1992).
"Computers", in Encyclopedia of the American Constitution (1992) (with Rochelle Dreyfuss).
Limited Liability, Tort Victims and Creditors, 91 Colum. L. Rev. 1565 (1991).
A Game Theoretic Approach to the Regulation of Foreign Direct Investment and the Multinational Corporation, 60 Univ. Cincinnati L. Rev. 305 (1991).
The Right to Privacy's Place in the Intellectual History of Tort Law, 41 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 769 (1991).
An Introduction to Products Liability Law: Issues and Trends, 1990 Annual Survey of American Law 395 (1991).
First Things First: A Comment on Securitizing Third World Debt, 1989 Colum. Bus. L. Rev. 173.
Final Moments: Damages for Pain and Suffering Prior to Death, 64 N.Y.U. Rev. 256 (1989).
An Introduction to Products Liability: Origins, Theory, Issues and Trends, in R. Zäch , US and EEC Product Liability: Issues and Trends (1989).
Foreword: Privacy and Information Technology, 1986 Ann. Surv. Am. L. 495 (with Rochelle Dreyfuss).
Games Corporations Play: A Theory of Tender Offers, 61 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 153 (1986).
Defense Strategies in Proxy Contests, in D. Blotch & H. Pitt, Hostile Battles for Corporate Control, Vol. 1 (with C. Nathan and B. Steinfeld).
Comment, Double Deductions in the Context of Affiliated Corporations: Textron, Inc. v. United States , 91 Harv. L. Rev. 692 (1978).
Book reviews: Asian Wall Street Journal, American Journal of International Law.
Invited speaker at symposia and conferences on international education, international trade law, foreign investment, harmonization, product liability, privacy, corporate law, tort law, and legal education.
Leveraged Leasing, Aircraft Financing, Tender Offers, Private Placements, Asset Backed Financing, Corporate Debt Restructuring, International Debt Restructuring, Project Finance. Litigation experience in financial fraud. Arbitrator in securities fraud case.
Excellent German and fair French.
Married to Y. Ping Sun; two children, Daniel (13 years) and Merissa (11 years).